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Facilities

Facilities

  • Visitor centre
  • Information centre
  • Car park : Car park and bicycle racks available. No restrictions to main visitor centre car park, two metre restriction to Allen and Eric Morecambe pools car park.
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Picnic area
  • Binocular hire
  • Group bookings accepted
  • Guided walks available
  • Good for walking
  • Pushchair friendly

Viewing points

Seven hides with the nearest hide to visitor centre only 160 yards (150 m) away.

Nature trails

Three nature trails: 0.5 miles, 0.8 km to 2 miles, and 3.2 km.

Tearoom

We serve delicious home-cooked meals and scrumptious cakes in our award-winning cafe. A 'Fledgling Menu' also is available for little eaters. All our profits help nature - a great excuse for that extra helping of pudding! Parties catered for on request.

Refreshments available

  • Hot drinks
  • Cold drinks
  • Hot meals
  • Cold meals
  • Sandwiches
  • Snacks

Shop

The shop stocks:

  • Binoculars and telescopes
  • Books
  • Bird food
  • Gifts

Educational facilities

Education visits to Leighton Moss offer an exciting opportunity for your pupils to explore nature through the first-hand study of birds, other animals and plants. Led by professional RSPB educators, the curriculum-linked programmes are safe, hands-on, thought-provoking and fun. Approved as a safe provider of outdoor education activities by Lancashire County Council, Leighton Moss's risk-assessed programmes help children to understand the value of wildlife and natural places through experiential learning. Leighton Moss has the largest remaining reedbed in north-west England - a magical place where you and your pupils could hear the bitterns booming in the spring, watch the marsh harriers swooping in the summer or see the meres full of over-wintering ducks and geese in the winter. With a well-equipped classroom, shop, picnic area, trails and bird hides, Leighton Moss is the ideal place to bring your class for an unforgettable experience of nature. You can visit any day of the year. Our start times are flexible to suit you. It is advisable to book well in advance for the summer term, which is our busiest time. We can cater for two classes (or approximately 60 children), which will be divided into smaller groups of approximately 15.

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 54.16814,-2.80107
  • Postcode: LA5 0SW
  • Grid reference: SD478750
  • Nearest town: Carnforth, Lancashire
  • County: Lancashire
  • Country: England

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Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.

Living classrooms